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MVHS gets new principal after recent hire opts out

Original post made on Jul 17, 2015

Kevin Ahern was selected as the new Monte Vista High principal Thursday, less than a week after a Larkspur administrator previously appointed to the position instead opted against leading the Danville school.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 17, 2015, 12:34 AM

Comments (10)

Posted by Monte Vista Parent
a resident of Danville
on Jul 17, 2015 at 10:52 am

Ok, this sounds better. Best wishes for a long and happy career at MVHS!

It may take some getting used to having more than 2 AP classes in your new high school, and having more than 3 of your graduating seniors attending a UC!

Paradigm shift for our district: bringing in a highly qualified administrator for a large, high performing high school from a very small school of 7-12th grades in Garden Valley. Look at their website.

Good luck, sir, and the staff at MVHS welcomes you.

Posted by Sully
a resident of Alamo
on Jul 17, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Monte Vista Parent:

Pretentious much????? Exactly why the district has a hard time attracting qualified admins. . It is parents like you. Look at all the job postings that are not filled for teachers. Word is out that this district has parents that attempt to make educators lives miserable. Don't get me wrong, I've had a few disagreements with teachers. But, I ultimately treat them with respect and work towards a solution rather than run and hide at Starbucks in my yoga pants and talk behind the backs of our hard working teachers.

Posted by Danny
a resident of Danville
on Jul 20, 2015 at 9:19 am

I agree with Monte Vista parent. Finally, the board is recruiting what seems to be highly qualified people to run a very competitive and high-achieving high school. Calling concerned parents "pretentious" seems highly disingenuous because most people move to the Danville area because the schools are so good. It seem very phoney of those who belittle parents who hold school personnel accountable for providing a quality education. And Sully if you talk to teachers the way you addressed and stereotyped Monte Vista Parent
(Starbucks and yoga pants), then you are dilusional about your own attitude.

Posted by MV supporter
a resident of Alamo
on Jul 20, 2015 at 11:46 pm


Your response made me laugh. You said you agreed with Monte Vista parent? You must not have read the comments. They were belittling and ridiculing the new appointment as someone unqualified to handle MVHS since they ate coming from such a small-time school.

I do not know the new Principal, but I wish him luck and hope he uses this small town wisdom: If it aint broke, don't fix it!

Something that more than a few recent SRVUSD principals have either never heard, or did not subscribe to in their desire to justify their existence.

Posted by Swagdaddy69
a resident of Alamo
on Jul 21, 2015 at 10:37 am

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Posted by Danny
a resident of Danville
on Jul 21, 2015 at 10:46 am

Oh Swagdaddy69. Don't say that. That is immature and unnecessary.
MV Supporter: to "laugh" at someone's sincere attempt to express an opinion is a passive-aggressive form of bullying. So is stereotyping as Sully did with his "Starbuck's and yoga pants" comment. Both MV Supporter and Sully are prime examples of "pretenious" Danville parents who drive away highly qualified educators from our local schools. The sad part is that both MV Supporter and Sully do not even recognize their own pretentiousness.

Posted by Monte Vista Parent
a resident of Danville
on Jul 21, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Thank you all for your comments. I really want this educator to be successful, and to continue the improvements begun by Mrs. Terranova during her years at Monte Vista. Dr. Ahern has impressive credentials, and a positive record for school administration.

By the way, Sully--I drink local Zolo coffee, and do not frequent Starbucks. I am concerned that you assume that I am female, and therefore wear yoga pants. I am an MV parent, a father, and find it to be indicative of your character to make these assumptions.

Teachers and all educators, as well as support staff, work hard for little pay, compared to the corporate world. They are also open to criticism, as we all are.

I would be remiss if I thought it not a challenge to come to a high school like Monte Vista, with so many students who go on to universities, colleges, commmunity colleges, and the armed forces. Dr. Ahern comes from a small 7-12th grade school, so I expect that he will have some challenges. The staff at MVHS does welcome him, and we parents will continue to have high expectations for our children's education.

Posted by Al
a resident of Alamo
on Jul 22, 2015 at 8:08 am

Does anybody know why the previous candidate didn't stay?

Posted by David
a resident of Danville
on Jul 29, 2015 at 5:32 pm

Just read the comments by 'Monte Vista Parent' aka 'Danny.' Obviously the same person or related. Pretty lame Danny or whatever your name is. Al, would you want to deal with people like that?

BTW, 'Monte Vista Parent aka Danny' in case you hadn't heard... men do yoga and probably wear yoga pants.)

Posted by sponge bob roundpants
a resident of Danville
on Jul 30, 2015 at 10:26 am

David, "real" men certainly DO NOT wear yoga pants. Good lord, I shudder at the sight, real or imagined.

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